John's Camp

John’s Camp is named after the renowned Safari Guide, John Stevens and it is a semi-permanent tented camp situated in Mana Pools. The 6 safari tents are erected every season along the banks of the Zambezi River in one of the national parks campsites. It’s simple, authentic safari styled accommodation is in a beautiful setting, along with talented guides, good food and great service this is a camp that will exceed all expectations and create a memorable safari experience.

Why we love John's Camp!

Team to visit in 2019/2020

Fast Facts


Mana Pools


6 tents

Great for

Walking Safaris

Children welcome

No children under 12


May – November

Ideal length of stay

3-4 nights





(Rates 'from' pppn)

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Lodge Key Features

Meru Styled Tents

Six meru styled tents over-look the floodplain at Mana Pools so offer gorgeous views from all angles. Each of the tents have en-suite bathrooms and an overhanging safari-styled bucket shower, you really do get a sense of being in the heart of the bush. The tents are small, simple but offer an authentic and personal safari feel. Each spaced out so offer privacy to those staying, and with just 12 beds this is a wonderful place to enjoy an intimate safari experience.

Walking Safaris

There is no better way to explore the bush than on foot, and here in Mana Pools with the relaxed atmosphere and the wildlife around you will be sure to have some incredibly special and memorable encounters. The guides are well trained and professional, so you are in good hands, they have a reputation for walking safaris so if you wish to enjoy this special activity then make sure you get one booked in at Johns Camp when visiting.

Bush Lunches

This is such a wonderful treat and a lovely addition to your stay at John’s Camp. Delicious meals are prepared in the main camp and then taken over to an area within the park where the team will set up everything for you. Dine in breath-taking settings, overlooking the Zambezi River or over the floodplain itself. Surrounded by the wilderness, lots of birdlife around and you never know who or what you may encounter, a rustic 5* dining experience right in the middle of the African bush.

Client Reviews

  • Bush Camp Extraordinaire!

    Spent 4 nights at John’s Camp where we experienced staff and management whose relationship was well beyond employer and employee. Milo, our host, was engaging and organised – nothing fazed him. The bush camp experience is like not other and the lack of wi fi is a huge bonus and has you living in the moment! The accommodation was luxurious with lots of small touches not often thought of in bigger camps.

  • The Best Camp in Mana

    Spent 3 nights and was treated to amazing sightings of wild dog and close up and personal encounters with elephants and buffalo
    A big thanks to Milo and his team.
    Highly recommended camp the tents were 1st class and food wonderful and a night on the star deck is a must.

  • Amazing Experience at John’s Camp!

    We stayed at John’s Camp for 4 nights at the end of our 3-week long safari. Staying exclusively with Robin Pope Safaris, we picked John’s Camp in Mana Pools to be our final stop. This was our first time at John’s Camp and it exceeded our expectations. John’s Camp is the perfect combination of adventure and comfort. The camp holds a real authentic camping safari vibe.

    Lauren S

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